Someone gave this to me recently.
Not in the mood for fiction, and calling out time as my excuse, I politely declined.
But she’s a good mate. With good book taste. And she pretty much wouldn’t take no for an answer.
So, I took the book.
That night, I ran a bath, lit some candles, and gave the book’s first pages a crack.
15 minutes later = 4 hours later = still submerged = hot water topped up a few times ;) = I was hooked.
This is a book like no other. Hard to explain. Compelling, and repelling, strange and beautiful - Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine is a book out all on its own.
Since reading this I have passed it on to friends, colleagues, my daughters, their friends ….. it’s a human story, full of heart, and I think you’d be hard pressed to find someone who doesn’t get pulled into its pages.
The main character Eleanor is funny, troubled, unique, exasperating - and someone who will stay with you for a long, long time. Richly imagined, and out there amongst us.
Available pretty much everywhere. And soon to be a no doubt blockbuster major motion picture produced by Reese Witherspoon of Hello Sunshine, which is committed to telling female-driven narratives.